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Remembering Vermeer

8.00"W x 8.00"H x 0.3"D

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Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: vermeer, abstract figurative, red, chartreuse, acrylic paint, nude woman

Media: acrylic on paper

Size: 8"W x 8"H x 0.25"D

Year Created: 2010

This painting comes matted with a foam core backing. It can be easily placed in a standard size frame or displayed as is in the acetate free bag in which it arrives

Every time I look at this piece, it reminds me of a Vermeer painting. Not a specific Vermeer, and the colors and styling are certainly nothing like a Vermeer. But something about the tilt of the head and the wisp of hair reminds me of a Vermeer painting. This painting is from a series of paintings that I made where the figures are mostly created with a palette knife and paste medium. The figure in these paintings are more abstract and vague intentionally. I want the viewer to relate to the human figure not to any specific person. The qualities of paint can relay so much emotion. Whether it is a thin wispy wash or a thick and sensuous pass with the palette knife, watching paint move across a surface is just the perfect language to express my non linear thinking!

There were few possibilities that life would lead me to, but for a career in the arts. My first love was in dance which I studied intensely. Through college I studied ballet, design, drawing and painting, but I also learned the art of stained glass. After graduation I lived in Seattle and worked for an architectural glass studio working with large fused glass installation pieces. I also worked for seven years in costuming for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and learned a lot about the body. Through all of this I have continued to develop my painting and drawing skills. For the last ten years or more I have focused solely on a painting and drawing career and in developing work that captures my thinking.

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